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Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home in Greenwich

Franklin Place, Greenwich, London, SE13 7NJ
Dementia care
Nursing care
Palliative care
Residential care
Respite care

Our residential and nursing home is nestled in a quiet residential area of Greenwich, within walking distance of Deptford Bridge tube station. Near several bus stops, the home is easily accessible for our residents’ loved ones, while still being tucked away from the hustle and bustle of London life.

Providing residential dementia care, respite care, dementia nursing care, nursing care and palliative care, Riverlee is a forever home. This gives loved ones the peace of mind that as a resident’s needs change over time, the care we provide will evolve along the way.

Inside Riverlee, we have all the cosy comforts you’d expect, including bright and airy lounge and dining areas. The home also has a hairdressing salon, as well as an activity room. This is a real focal point and acts as a hub for our residents. It’s where we host all of our group activities, bringing everyone together in a social setting. We even have our own karaoke machine, so the room is often filled with laughter, singing and even dancing – and it’s big enough for residents and loved ones to join in the fun.

From quizzes, bingo and painting to baking and enjoying performances with live entertainers from across Greenwich. We still provide stimulating activities elsewhere in the care home, but it’s so nice for our residents to have a central place away from their day-to-day living areas to socialise.

For our residents with greater nursing needs, we can provide one-to-one activities in the comfort of their own bedrooms; whether enjoying a hand massage, sitting with staff to read their favourite book or catch up on the daily news. When we host animal therapy sessions in the activity room, these sessions can always be brought to a resident’s bedside. Our residential and nursing home is fully inclusive, and that’s the way it should be.

Greenwich Community engagement

We pride ourselves on supporting and empowering our residents to be part of their local Greenwich community, meeting new people and seeing fresh faces in their home. Sometimes before they move here they may have been quite isolated in their own homes. We support them to have active social lives and enjoy new and exciting activities with friends. The home’s larger celebrations, like Silver Sunday, summer fetes and barbecues, are often open to the local community, enabling them to stay connected.

At Riverlee we have a fantastic group of volunteers, who dedicate their spare time to the home. And there are regular visits from school children across Greenwich to look forward to. Spending time with the younger generation is something that is so beneficial for many of our residents’ well-being.  As you can imagine, their faces light up as soon as they hear the laughter of youngsters in the home.

There is plenty going on outside the residential and nursing home that our residents like to explore in London, with museums, garden centres and Greenwich Park. In the warmer months, we go further afield, enjoying an ice-cream at the seaside.

Pre-bookable respite care

We also offer respite care breaks which can be booked in advance - enabling people who care for loved ones at home to take a break of their own. They can plan a holiday for themselves, safe in the knowledge that their relative is being cared for by our wonderful team. Call us anytime to enquire about pre-bookable respite care.

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Stories from the home

Riverlee resident with inflatable palm tree

Setting sail

Our residents are always busy. We’ve even enjoyed a virtual cruise where we explored the traditions of countries far and wide.

Mayor of Greenwich and the Connaught Opera trio

Beautiful singing

The inspiring activities calendar includes wonderful highlights from animal therapy to exercises and even opera performances.

Bedroom at Riverlee

A place to call home

Riverlee is set across smaller and intimate communities, with bedrooms and communal areas beautifully decorated.

Resident at Abercorn House

Lovely reviews and comments

A wife of our resident has recently shared on carehome.co.uk: “The staff are wonderful, always smiling and very helpful”.

Facilities at this home


  • Activity room
  • Dining room
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Lounges
  • Wheelchair accessible garden
  • Wifi


  • Arts and crafts
  • Baking
  • Bingo
  • Children visits
  • Day trips
  • Live entertainment
  • Pet therapy
  • Sensory activities

Care and support

  • Chiropody
  • Hairdressing
  • Home cooked meals
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respite Care
Care staff

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Franklin Place
SE13 7NJ
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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Financial reassurance) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 20 May 2020

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Update from Sarah Clarke-Kuehn (Visits and PPE) – Group Director Sanctuary Care 15 April 2020

At Sanctuary Care our number one priority is to keep our residents, their relatives and our staff safe.

With the increasing number of reported cases of Coronavirus in the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to minimise all non-essential visits to our residential and nursing homes until further notice. These include routine visits from loved ones and friends, entertainers, hairdressers, volunteers, work experience students and school parties.

We have not taken this decision lightly and understand this will be upsetting for relatives who want to visit loved ones. We do feel this is the best way to keep our residents safe and is one of many proactive, preventative measures we are taking to stop this infection getting into our homes.

We do hope you understand why we are taking these precautions. Please don’t hesitate to call if you would like to speak to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

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